What data tells us about India’s deadly roads
SummaryCyrus Mistry is an addition to a long list of prominent personalities, from former President Giani Zail Singh to BJP politician Gopinath Munde
It’s no secret that India’s roads are a potent killer. Former Tata group chairperson Cyrus Mistry’s high-profile death on Sunday afternoon, which drew condolences from India Inc and political bigwigs including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has again spotlighted just how bad things can get. Early last year, when transport minister Nitin Gadkari claimed that road accidents are “more serious than the covid-19 pandemic", he wasn’t entirely off the mark.